Do you want to…
- create a life of balance and joy?
- find healing and sanctuary in the garden?
- connect with the world around you in a deep, organic way?
- reconnect with yourself in a way that brings your body, mind, and spirit together?
- live closer to the land?
- de-stress, using the natural world and your own garden as one of your best resources?
- have a garden that is designed to help you do all of this?
You’re in the right place!
JennyNybroPeterson.com is where you can start your journey of wellness, using the garden and the natural world as your support.
You can do it.
I know, because I’ve done it myself. I live and garden on a full acre in South Austin, Texas, where my husband and I have an urban farm. I grow food, practice yoga and meditation, raise animals, and love my life. My life is not perfect (who’s is?), but I find joy and balance when I step outside my back door.
You can create your life of balance and joy, and I can help!
To get going, download my Deep Breathing Color Page — it’ll help you tap into your creativity while reminding you to slow down and breath.
Nature is medicine, and the best teacher.
Life is imperfect but beautiful.
Perfection is not attainable, but balance is.
Laughter & gratitude are imperative for happiness & wellness.
I have a choice. Every day.
I have a body, a mind, and a spirit, and they all need tending to.
Fresh food, sunshine, animals, and nature remind me of all of these things, every single day.
About Me, Jenny Peterson:
I grew up in an Army household, and I’m the 5th of 6 siblings. Living on army bases and moving every few years, I dreamed about growing up in a small town where everyone knows each other and life is simple and predictable. Not surprisingly, my favorite book as a girl was Charlotte’s Web — and it occurred to me last year when I was feeding my goats and petting my pig, Olive, that I’ve created the life I always dreamed about!
Don’t get me wrong — my life isn’t super simple and it’s sometimes unpredictable, but it’s a life that is grounded and serves me well. The “simple and predictable” part was created in my 9-year-old mind. 🙂
I love connecting with people and creating memories, and most things in my life reflect that. Right out of college, I was a camp counselor and then director — having fun outdoors with people I like was a job requirement!
Along the way, I picked up degrees in psychology and theology, never quite knowing how I would ultimately use them, but going on a healthy dose of faith that it would all become clear at some point. I’m sure my parents scratched their heads quite a bit with me, though!
After becoming certified as a Master Gardener, I started helping people with their gardens and landscapes, eventually creating J. Peterson Garden Design. But it wasn’t until 2012 that things came into focus for me.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of that year, and spent the next couple years in treatment and recovery. During those years, I began experiencing my garden and nature in general in a very different way — they became central to my healing and sense of balance.
I grow healthy organic food, and practice yoga and meditation on my yoga deck in my back yard. With my husband, Brett, I have 34 chickens, 12 goats, 10 ducks, 2 beehives, 2 dogs, and 1 pot belly pig. The numbers and head counts change frequently! I also have two grown boys who help keep me grounded with their own brand of earthiness and humor (anyone who has boys can relate). <3
And now? I’ve made it my mission to help other people create lives of wellness, joy, and balance.
My mission is to design, write and speak about gardens that enhance the quality of life, heal from the inside out, and help to create balance and wellness. I’m always coming up with different ways to do that, so keep checking back here to find out more!
In the meantime, I’d get a kick out of you connecting with me! And see how easy I made it for you? Everywhere you can find me on the Internets, it’s the same:
- Email: JennyPetersonSpeaks@gmail.com
- Check out my Wellness Tip of the Day on my Facebook Page Jenny Nybro Peterson
- Instagram Jenny Nybro Peterson
- Pinterest Jenny Nybro Peterson